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Antony and Cleopatra By William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra By William Shakespeare

Find “Antony and Cleopatra” on Amazon Antony and Cleopatra as Symbols The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare is usually portrayed as a “lover’s suicide.” Cleopatra is often pinpointed as a seducer, and her political savvy is unaccounted for.  In Act V, Scene ii a speech recited by Cleopatra lends itself to question whether her life begotten was a suicide, or a sacrifice. After Proculeius, one of Caesars officers attempts to stab Cleopatra in order to gain control of the Empire she is infuriated and uses every ounce of her language to get her point across that she will die by her own will. The metaphorical comparisons and […]

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